Yee-haw! LSC After Dark travels to the Old West

LSC After Dark

Yee-haw! On Sept. 20, Liberty Science Center traveled back to the Old West for LSC After Dark: Whiskey in the Wild West, our latest LSC After Dark event for guests 21 and over.

It was a night filled with whiskey, hoedowns, and more. Guests received free bandanas at the door before immersing themselves in activities and experiments inspired by the American frontier.

<i><center>Rocking the bandanas</i></center>
Rocking the bandanas

<i><center>Rocking the bandanas</i></center>
Rocking the bandanas

<i><center>Rocking the bandanas</i></center>
Rocking the bandanas

Over in the Hoppity Hops race, guests jumped onto bouncy animals and hopped their way across the room.

<i><center>At the Hoppity Hops race</i></center>
At the Hoppity Hops race

Outside, guests tested each other to see who could milk cows the fastest at the Cow Milking Challenge.

<i><center>At the Cow Milking Challenge</i></center>
At the Cow Milking Challenge

Upstairs at the Snake Venom Lab, guests learned about venomous snakes and the effect that snake venom has on your blood.

In the Gold Sifting Lab, guests learned how to distinguish between fool’s gold and real gold.

<i><center>A guest sifts for gold</i></center>
A guest sifts for gold

<i><center>Guests meet a (non-venomous) snake</i></center>
Guests meet a (non-venomous) snake

The drinks were a big hit! Visitors enjoyed whiskey tastings from Misunderstood Whiskey, Stranahan’s Whiskey, Westland Whiskey, and Bruichladdich Whiskey, brought in part by Jersey City Super Buy-Rite.

Guests also enjoyed delicious drinks at the Specialty Whiskey Bar, with drinks that included the Bourbon Cowboy, Apple Pie, and Fireball Sangria.

Midnight Market returned this month, serving delicious $5 food plates from local vendors.

All the exhibitions were open for guests to explore, including the Touch Tunnel, Infinity Climber, Wonder Why, Wildlife Challenge. It was also the last chance for guests to experience our premium exhibition, Grossology, an entire exhibition about the science of all things gross.

<i><center>Wonder Why</i></center>
Wonder Why

With autumn upon us, we opened up our popular fall/Halloween activity, the Spider Maze! Guests navigated their way through our 40,000-sq-ft immersive maze, solving a puzzle and learning about spiders along the way.

<i><center>The Spider Maze</i></center>
The Spider Maze

<i><center>The Spider Maze</i></center>
The Spider Maze

Westworld fans were in for a treat, too. Our MakerLab team used 3D printers to recreate Ford’s office from Season 1. Guests took photos and learned about the methods of 3D printing from our MakerLab professionals.

<i><center>Posing in Ford's office from Westworld</i></center>
Posing in Ford's office from Westworld

And of course, the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater was open! Guests enjoyed a journey through the solar system or a western-themed laser show in the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.

Over on the dance floor, guests rocked out with DJ Mavric all night.

<i><center>On the dance floor</i></center>
On the dance floor

<i><center>On the dance floor</i></center>
On the dance floor

Thanks to everyone who came out!

Now it’s time to get spooky for LSC After Dark: Monster Masquerade on Oct. 18, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm! Be there as monsters take over the Science Center for one thrilling night that includes horrifying labs and adventures, costume contests, drink tastings, and more. Click here for tickets.


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